Supporting the future of British design & manufacturing
Committed to supporting British design and manufacturing, KI sponsors a number of initiatives under its KICKSTART programme. KI Europe recognises emerging talent through the annual Mixology Student Furniture Designer of the Year Award. Opportunities to display projects during design events in London are provided within KI's headquarters. KI also works closely with the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, the furnishing industry's charity, to support their fundraising and student support initiatives such as factory tours, apprenticeships and student awards and bursaries.
Let's hear it for the new generation of designers working towards a happier, healthier, more productive and sustainable workplace. Veronica Simpson checks out the finalist in KI Europe's Kickstart competition.
The RCA/Imperial College London graduate project 'Aktor' can be manipulated into different shapes. Origami/kirigrami-inspored, it has 2,240 joints and is mouldable when charged, becoming rigid again when it cools. 'Aktor' will be showcased at KI during London Design Festival as part of an exhibition supporting students and innovation.
KICKSTART in the news: Campus Estate Management Summer 2016 The article features RCA/Imperial College students, Christian Felsner and Christina Petersen, winners of KI Awards. You can read the full article here on page 20-22.
Two students undertaking the joint Royal College of Art (RCA)/Imperial College Innovation Design Engineering double masters course have been presented with KI Awards. Receiving £1,000 each, the students who won the prizes best demonstrated through their final projects, an innovative way to improve future working or learning environments.